The Tennessee Titans will have to trim their roster from 80 players to 53 on Saturday.
Here’s who I see making it past the final cut.
- Ryan Tannehill
- Logan Woodside
- Trevor Siemian
Unlike in 2019, there is absolutely no controversy for the Titans at QB entering the 2020 season. Tannehill is their man, and he’ll be making a lot of money.
The Titans better hope nothing happens to him, though, because the backup spot proved to be more than a question mark during Training Camp.
Woodside, though he has limited talent, is a smart guy and hard worker who the Titans like. He seems to have the backup spot nailed down, for now.
However, the team will likely keep Siemian around. He’s a veteran, and having three quarterbacks isn’t a bad idea amid the coronavirus.
Running Back (4)
- Derrick Henry
- Darrynton Evans (R)
- Jeremy McNichols
- Khari Blasingame
Derrick Henry is getting ready for the Chiefs 😳
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) January 17, 2020
Henry is the engine that drives the entire Titans offense. Behind him on the depth chart is Evans, a very exciting rookie who can excel as a runner and a receiver.
Evans’ status is unknown right now, though, as he practiced Thursday for the first time in over a week. The team brought in McNichols, who spent 2019 Training Camp with the Titans, to be an insurance policy.
McNichols, a versatile running back with good pass-catching skills, had a very solid preseason in 2019 and figures to stick around at least as long as Evans is on the mend, perhaps longer.
Wide Receiver (5)
- Corey Davis
- Adam Humphries
- A.J. Brown
- Kalif Raymond
- Rashard Davis
Raymond’s impressive Training Camp performance and clear improvement have solidified him as the Titans’ No. 4 receiver.
Behind him, Davis looks to be in line for the No. 5 spot. Cody Hollister and Cameron Batson each have a shot, but Davis’ solid pedigree as a punt returner likely will be his saving grace.
Tight End (4)
- Jonnu Smith
- Anthony Firkser
- MyCole Pruitt
- Geoff Swaim
This was a strong unit in 2019, and the addition of Swaim to the fold should make it stronger.
Swaim was a mid-Training Camp addition to the roster, but a lack of quality depth at both tight end and receiver should lead to him sticking around past final cuts.
Offensive Tackle (4)
- Taylor Lewan
- Dennis Kelly
- Isaiah Wilson (R)
- Ty Sambrailo
Lewan and Kelly are firmly entrenched as the starters, here. Wilson, the team’s first-round pick in 2020, will be the first backup option.
Sambrailo has a lot of experience as a swing tackle and was a savvy free agency acquisition. He’s pretty much a lock to make the final cut, and his versatility gives the team good value.
Interior OL (4)
- Rodger Saffold
- Ben Jones
- Nate Davis
- Jamil Douglas
Because of Sambrailo’s ability to play guard and tackle, the Titans won’t be forced to keep their numbers up on the interior of the offensive line.
Douglas, at this point, figures to be their choice as a reserve. He can play guard and center, and Vrabel has always seemed to like him.